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by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 21 2015

The B.C. government is about to pilot two new high-tech wildlife detection systems on Highway 3, to help warn motorists when wildlife is on or near the highway.

There will be two locations for the wildlife detection systems on Highway 3 - the Elko site, approximately 1 km east of Elko, and the Michel site, approximately 2 km east of Sparwood. These locations were selected for the pilot...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 21 2015

A more-than-million-dollar acquisition is poised to bring the city to new heights, after city council approved the purchase of a new ladder truck for Castlegar’s fire department.

At its regular meeting Monday night, council heard a litany of reasons why this truck will help drive the city into the future.

“We’ve been looking at it for a couple of years now,” said fire chief Gerry...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 21 2015

Dear editor,

I would like to thank the voters of South Okanagan-West Kootenay for the trust you have placed in me by electing me as your Member of Parliament.  I am humbled by your support and will work hard for all the people of South Okanagan-West Kootenay. My office door will always be open, and I pledge to not only take your concerns to Ottawa, but to actively seek out your ideas on...

by Brendan Quinn on Tuesday Oct 20 2015

It was a stressful night with many ups and downs for Wayne Stetski, leaving some voters scratching their heads as to why it took so long for the final results to come in for Kootenay-Columbia.

It wasn’t until after 1 a.m. MT that Stetski was finally sure of his victory over David Wilks, despite some media outlets outright declaring the Conservative candidate as the winner.

“I...

by Art Joyce on Tuesday Oct 20 2015

Kootenay author Sean Arthur ("Art") Joyce will visit the Rossland Museum on October 29, at 6:30 pm in the Museum's  Cominco Theatre to talk about and read from his most recent book.  Admission is by donation;  books will be available for sale, and the author will be available to sign them.

The book is  Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest: Canada’s Home Children in the West...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Oct 20 2015

Before Kootenay-Columbia voters finished marking the last ‘X’ on their ballots a Liberal Party government was confirmed in the 2015 federal election Monday night.

And as polls closed at 8 p.m. Pacific in Nelson, the only questions remaining were how the West Kootenay’s new riding would swing, and would the Liberals form a majority government.

The bulk of the nation’s voters had...

by Brendan Quinn on Monday Oct 19 2015

The Liberal red wave started on the East Coast and never let up.

Canadians officially, and overwhelmingly, said goodbye to the Harper government and welcomed Justin Trudeau and the Liberals as their new leaders.

The Liberals won a majority government with 182 seats, 99 for the Conservatives, 41 for the NDP, 10 for the Bloc and 1 for the Green Party.

The atmosphere in the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 18 2015

It's Election Day in Canada — the 42nd Canadian General Election in Canadian history.

Canadians are off to the polls across the country Monday to elect members to the House of Commons of Canada.

If early voter traffic at Taghum Hall is am indication of what is to come, then there promises to be an increase of voting across Canada.

That...

by Brendan Quinn on Thursday Oct 15 2015

As the date for the federal election draws ever closer, it’s becoming clear that Canadians are tremendously interested in change, with estimates from the advance polls over the long weekend showing an increase of 71% in voters from 2011.

According to Elections Canada, 3.6 million electors voted at the advance polls in this general election, which is a marked increase from the 2.1...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 15 2015

It’s been economy this and economy that during the run up to Monday’s General Election.

But what about the elephant in the room — healthcare? This is a topic that should have received more attention, especially with an aging population?

The three challengers in Kootenay-Columbia, Bill Green of the Green Party, Liberal candidate Don Johnston, Wayne Stetski of...

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